Experiment Class

NationalityGreat Britain
Nominal Guns50
Approved1772/11/09
DesignerJohn Williams (1700-?)
RateFourth Rate
TypeShip
Designed Crew300
Ships in Class2

Design ArmamentBroadside Weight = 276.00 Imperial Pound ( 125.17 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 x British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 x British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 x British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 x British 6-Pounder

Design Dimensions and Ship Information
 OrderedShipyardLaunchedOut of serviceFateGundeck LengthLength of KeelBreadthDepth in holdBurthen
As Designed     140' 6"115' 638' 6"16' 7"910 6094
Experiment (50) 9.11.1772Deptford - London 23.8.177424.9.1779Captured140' 9"115' 6"38' 9"16' 7"922 4794
Medusa (50) 1.8.1775Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth 23.7.178526.11.1798Wrecked140' 9 ½"115' 11 ½"38' 7 ¾"16' 7"920 1694


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